Richelieu rewards young designers

Maxence Baratier (left) of real estate developer DevMcGill, Andréa Jacques, winner in the Graduate category at CEGEP Beauce-Appalaches, and, Sylvie Beauchamp-Desrochers of Richelieu.

The winners of the second edition of the Richelieu Awards for Young Designers were announced recently during a ceremony held in Montreal, Que.

The contest, sponsored by Montreal-based Richelieu, provides an opportunity for students and young professionals in interior design to stand out and get noticed.

The challenge consisted in designing a layout for an optimized and versatile living space in a 450-square-foot micro condo according to universal accessibility standards for people with reduced mobility.

The winners, André Jacques — a graduate from a school of interior design in St- George-de-Beauce, Que. — and Charles Laurence Proulx and Gil Hardy-Groleau — from the design firm NÓS Architectes in Montreal — proposed well-balanced and accessible solutions.

Each winner was awarded a trophy and a $1000 scholarship.